NOT a Merry Christmas for the 'Star'

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Well, lots of stuff is going down at the Star.

Here's what we (i.e., media guru John Schuster and I) know for sure:

  • Levi Long, who was recently arrested for doing, well, this, has resigned.
  • The Star is hacking the crap out of the paper, cutting all sorts of wire services and syndicated columns; eliminating the Saturday op-ed page, BYO Brain and Mapping the News; merging the Monday biz and Accent sections; and trimming the Star 200, among other things.

Here's what we have heard, but don't know for sure:

  • Rumors are popping up that the Star has laid off a handful of people, or will be laying off a handful of people. Let me reiterate: These are JUST rumors. We have not confirmed this.

Let us know if you have any info. Thanks!

UPDATE (11:25): A source informs us that Star executives held an emergency meeting early this morning to discuss all these cuts. It's believed there will be a Star staff meeting soon to discuss all this.

Best of luck to everyone over at the Star. It sucks when stuff like this happens.

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